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Posted by E. W. Childers | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dog bite cases are generally awful. They're an especially nasty form of injury and the emotional trauma of being attacked by a vicious animal in a place where one has a right to be can be substantial.

On the flip side few dog owners really believed that their animals are vicious and could do what they did. They are generally shocked when it turns out that their dog has injured or killed a person.

Oklahoma law provides strict liability for the owner of a dog who attacks someone coupled with a strict time limit on how long the victim can wait to file their case: 2 years. This means that the owner of a dog is liable for any damaged caused by the dog attacking someone excepting only a few limited circumstances (e.g. a victim who provoked the dog into attacking them) and that the victim need only show that they were injured by the dog and that they had a right to be where they were when they were attacked (i.e. not a burglar). It also means that the dog owner is not liable at all if the victim waits too long.

In dog bite cases insurance may be available to aid in the recovery of a dog bite victim but often runs short when the injuries are extremely serious. Negotiations with medical providers may be necessary when the dog owner doesn't have assets to help pay for the injuries beyond their home owner insurance.

If you or someone you love has been attacked by a dog call today for a free consultation regarding your case.

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E. W. Childers

I am a husband, father, Army veteran, and attorney here in Norman, Oklahoma. I've been practicing law throughout Central Oklahoma since 2006 shortly after I graduated from the OU College of Law. In my practice I have emphasized Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury. I like to help peo...

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